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Enhancing the efficiency of the EU funds through better coordination

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  • Willem Molle

    () (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    ECORYS Research and Consultancy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

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The EU is confronted with a series of important problems. The two that interest us most in the present paper are the lack of competitiveness on international markets and the considerable internal (regional) imbalances. Since quite some time the EU has put policies in practice to address both problems: the Lisbon Strategy for the former and Cohesion Policy for the latter.In our paper we describe the rather independent development of both policies in terms of objectives, instruments, delivery system, etc. We highlight that the main inadequacy of the Lisbon Strategy is its lack of funds. The solution that has been found to this problem is to reorient these funds originally destined to address cohesion problems to the aims of competitiveness, notably innovation. This has been done maintaining the Cohesion Policy delivery system. Although this somewhat distorted solution has proven workable, quite a few inadequacies in matters of effectiveness have emerged. We conclude the paper with some recommendations to improve that situation by the use of better coordination methods.

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  • Willem Molle, 2008. "Enhancing the efficiency of the EU funds through better coordination," Society and Economy, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 30(2), pages 275-292, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aka:soceco:v:30:y:2008:i:2:p:275-292
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    1. Kengyel, Ákos, 2012. "Az Európai Unió kohéziós politikájának integrációs jelentősége és szabályozásának jövője
      [The integrative importance of European Union cohesion policy and its regulation future]
      ," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(3), pages 311-332.

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